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A Better Way: Sourcing Partnerships That Work

The Herculite Discovery Process is our systematic approach for identifying measurable ways for us to help our customers grow their business.

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Enjoy AT Expo on Herculite!

Herculite is excited to attend the Advanced Textiles Expo this year. We will have a complete collection of our innovative fabrics and our team of...

Healthcare Fabrics

Conductive Fabrics 101

Conductive fabrics are relatively new to the specialty fabrics industry. What are they, how can they be used, and what does the future hold?

Agriculture Fabrics

Herculite On Demand® New Curtain Builder

Herculite On Demand® and Curtain Builder is another example of a Herculite Innovation built to help make the process of designing and fabricating ag...

Performance Fabrics

PVC Vinyl Fabrics: What You Need to Know

Learn why polyvinyl chloride textiles, commonly known as PVC fabrics, are so versatile and popular for a wide range of commercial uses.

Tent Fabric

Fire Retardant Fabrics 101

Learn about the different types of flame resistance in fabrics, as well as the many standards for textile fire retardancy, and their many uses.

Performance Fabrics

Complete Guide to Synthetic Fabrics

Synthetic fabrics, or artificial or artificial fabrics, are textiles made from chemically produced fibers like poylester, nylon, acrylic, PVC, and...

Tent Fabric

How to Clean Vinyl Fabrics

Understanding how to care for and cleaning vinyl fabric is the first step in ensuring you enjoy your PVC fabric product and also make it last.

Tent Fabric

Opaque Fabric Uses: What Are they?

Opaque textiles, also known as blackout fabrics, do not allow light to pass through or penetrate them. Learn more about what they are and how they...

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Rand Ledbetter Retires After 20 Year Career

Herculite Products, a manufacturer of high performance fabrics has announced that Rand Ledbetter will retire after thirty years in the textile...

Tent Fabric

Shedding Some Light on Textile UV Testing

In UV testing of performance fabric there are several different testing processes that can be used to evaluate Ultra Violet Light Exposure.

Awning Fabrics

Do's and Don'ts of Awning Care

Awning fabrics can suffer from dirt accumulations especially in a shady location, cleaning with a hose, soap, and soft brush will keep it looking...

Agriculture Fabrics

Agricultural Building Curtains Buyer’s Guide

Here are so many types of livestock barn curtains curtains to choose from, but which ones should you invest in? What matters most is the quality of...

Fabrics 101

Adhesion Testing Performance Textiles

Adhesion testing determines the bond strength between the outside layer (PVC in most cases), and the internal substrate of a composite fabric.

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IFAI Expo Day Two

Day two of the IFAI Expo was another busy one! Even the late night rocking out at Industry Night couldn't slow us down.

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IFAI Expo Day One

It has been a long and challenging two years since we last gathered together at the IFAI Expo, but it didn't take long at all for things to feel...

Tent Fabric

Temporary Enclosure Ideas for Every Event

Get inspiration for temporary event enclosures that will make your event feel perfect, whether it’s a one-night affair or a season-long extravaganza.

Tent Fabric

What Makes a Good Temporary Tent Structure?

As you evaluate your options for temporary tent structures, don’t overlook the importance of the materials they’re made from. Fabric is especially...

Tent Fabric

American Manufacturing: Why it Matters

Should manufacturing stay domestic? We spoke with U.S. Economy expert Kimberly Amadeo about the benefits of American manufacturing on the national...

Tent Fabric

Military Fabrics: Uses and Applications

The military uses specialty fabrics for a variety of uses. Tent fabric used in military tents is just one of the applications

Healthcare Fabrics

The Top Medical Device Companies in 2019

New medical devices are transforming healthcare. Which top medical device companies are driving innovation in this space?

Marine Fabrics

Are You Really Saving with DIY Boat Repairs?

Keeping your boat running smoothly between professional service stops takes some DIY maintenance knowledge, but some repairs are always better left...

Marine Fabrics

3 Ways to Protect Your Vinyl Boat Windows

Vinyl boat windows need regular maintenance to protect them from the elements. Here’s what you need to do to make your windows last longer.

Marine Fabrics

2019 Boating Trends to Watch

For boat owners and buyers, 2019 boating trends offer a lot to be excited about. From app enabled technology to new tax benefits, here’s what you...

Awning Fabrics

Branding Your Retail Store With Awnings

Your retail store is one of the most common places where consumers engage with your brand. That's why many companies use awnings to reinforce that...

Marine Fabrics

Pros and Cons of Buying a Boat at a Boat Show

Boat Shows can be great places to see an incredible variety of new boats in one convenient location, but buying at a show can be a challenging...

Tent Fabric

Simplifying Party Tent Maintenance

Helpful tips from leading manufacturers on how to store and maintain your party tent outdoor fabric to keep it looking great for years to come.

Awning Fabrics

Sustainable Building Design Ideas

If you want to incorporate sustainable elements into your building designs but don’t know where to start, this handy lists of trends and ideas can...

Awning Fabrics

3 Easy Eco Friendly Restaurant Design Ideas

We explain three simple ideas for designing an environmentally friendly restaurant that will appeal to an eco-conscious millennial audience.

Mattress Fabrics

How To Tell If My Dorm Mattress Is Clean?

An average college student spends between 6 and 10 hours a day in their bed, so it’s important that it remains comfortable and clean. How to tell if...

Mattress Fabrics

Why Are So Many Dorm Mattresses Bad?

Dorm mattresses are notoriously uncomfortable. The big question we’re asking ourselves is: why are they so exceptionally bad?

Healthcare Fabrics

What To Do About Gross Dorm Shower Curtains

Dorm areas like the bathroom can become quite gross. It’s important for incoming freshmen to spot a mold problem in the bathroom and dorm shower...

Marine Fabrics

Disadvantages of Installing a Hard Bimini Top

Bimini tops for your boats are excellent for shading you and your passengers, but hard Bimini tops could be costly. Learn their disadvantages here.

Marine Fabrics

Which Boat Cover Material Best Suits My Needs?

From yachts, sailboats, cruisers, houseboats, and more, boats come in various types, shapes, and sizes. Find out which boat cover best suites your...

Healthcare Fabrics

Common Applications of Medical Grade Vinyl

Medical grade vinyl is treated to be antimicrobial, flame retardant, and resistant to odor and liquids common in the healthcare industry.

Marine Fabrics

Pros and Cons of Fully Waterproof Boat Covers

Fully waterproof boat covers are often hard to come by. Learn the pros and cons of investing in a fully waterproof cover, and protect your vessel...

Tent Fabric

Party & Event Tents: What you Should Know

Planning an outdoor event or party is thrilling. But it’s crucial to remember those key qualities that make event tent fabrics safe, aesthetically...

Awning Fabrics

Will Snow Collapse My Awning?

The most important thing to keep in mind when considering which awning to buy from a snow load standpoint isn’t the fabric, it’s the frame.

Marine Fabrics

How to Properly Store Your Boat

Properly storing your boat isn’t as easy as you might think, you’ll need to select a storage location, clean the boat inside and out, and cover it...

Healthcare Fabrics

Maintaining Healthcare Fabrics

Most of us don’t bother thinking about the healthcare fabric we’re using or wearing. But when you boil it all down, the fact is that healthcare...

Performance Fabrics

The Use of Performance Fabrics in Sports

Performance fabrics are specialty textiles designed to work with an athlete’s body to provide things like temperature control, mold and mildew...

Tent Fabric

Renting a Party Tent: What You Should Know

When it comes to covering your guests during an outdoor party, wedding, corporate, or family gathering, it’s important to know that you’re using the...

Awning Fabrics

Shade Sail Structures and Point Attachments

A Shade Sail structure is not only innovative and aesthetically pleasing, but also functional and versatile while providing sun protection.

Marine Fabrics

The Care and Keeping of Marine Fabrics

It’s boat season once again! Make sure you understand proper care and keeping techniques for your marine fabrics before you hit the high seas.